Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New York News
12:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Global Education Summit To Be Held In Adirondacks This Week

Credit CFES College for Every Student

Education experts from across the globe will gather in the Adirondack hamlet of Essex later this week to discuss how to get more low-income students to graduate from college.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food Labeling Bill Gets Approval From Senate Panel

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A Vermont senate committee has unanimously approved a genetically modified food labeling bill.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Vermont House Passes School Tax Increases

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Vermont House members are expressing relief that they've been able to reduce increases in statewide school property taxes from what had been projected earlier.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Vermont Legislators Consider Timeline For Possible Minimum Wage Increase

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Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. But there’s debate over the timeframe for such an increase.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

New York Town Seeks Input in Vermont Pipeline Review

Proposed Phase Two pipeline route
Credit Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Regulatory agencies in Vermont are reviewing a plan by Vermont Gas to bring natural gas to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Mill in New York.  Officials in Ticonderoga are asking the regional planning commission to consider their interests as that entity reviews the project.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Striking Union Drivers Approve New Contract

CCTA strikers
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Eighteen days after Chittenden County Transit Authority bus drivers began walking picket lines, a tentative contract was approved by the drivers this afternoon to end the work stoppage.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Protests Erupt Over Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

Protesting McCutcheon v. FEC in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a limit on the total amount individuals can donate to political campaigns. In a hastily organized protest, about a half-dozen people held placards at one of Plattsburgh’s busiest intersections.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Schools Gear Up For Early College And Technology Program

Bombardier manufacturing in Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an educational initiative to fast track high school students into career pathways. Participating schools will launch the program this fall.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

VT Has New Law Encouraging Small Power Generation

Credit Monty Dickerson/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

A new Vermont law makes it easier for small power producers to sell any excess electricity they produce.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Bus Authority Authorizes Replacement Drivers

Striking CCTA drivers
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The transportation agency in Vermont's largest county has authorized its staff to secure temporary bus drivers until negotiations with striking drivers are resolved.

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